TSA Reduces TSA PreCheck Enrollment Fee
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has reduced the TSA PreCheck enrollment and in-person renewal fee from $85 to $78. The cost to renew online is still $70. The online renewal fee was lowered a year ago, down from $85. If approved, enrollees get a five-year membership with the program.
TSA PreCheck is a Trusted Traveler Program offering expedited security screening at the airport, connecting low-risk travelers with security tailored to their TSA PreCheck status and a better air travel experience. To apply for TSA PreCheck, individuals provide biometric and biographic information that TSA uses to conduct a security threat assessment.
There are over 500 enrollment centers nationwide. Following an in-person enrollment appointment, most applicants will receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) in about three to five days. Passengers must add their KTN to their flight reservations to enjoy the expedited security screening, which allows travelers to leave on shoes, jackets and belts. TSA PreCheck screening lanes move more quickly than standard screening lanes and passengers who have TSA PreCheck may keep their electronics and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in their carry-on bags.
In September 2022, 93% of TSA PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes at airport security checkpoints nationwide.